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The Paradigm-Shift of Social Spambots

Stefano Cresci, Roberto Di Pietro, Marinella Petrocchi, Angelo Spognardi, Maurizio Tesconi
2017 Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on World Wide Web Companion - WWW '17 Companion  
Here, for the first time, we extensively study this novel phenomenon on Twitter and we provide quantitative evidence that a paradigm-shift exists in spambot design.  ...  Insights derived from both our extensive experimental campaign and survey shed light on the most promising directions of research and lay the foundations for the arms race against the novel social spambots  ...  We demonstrated the need for novel analytic tools capable of turning the tide in the arms race against such sophisticated spambots.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3041021.3055135 dblp:conf/www/CresciPPST17 fatcat:cdealjf6rvds7ireyt2u56fr2i

Imaginative Agency: New Possibilities

Clare Brant
2019 European journal of life writing  
I argue for making a distinction between imaginative agency and creativity, owing to the monetizing of much creative activity.  ...  Contexts relevant to imaginative agency in digital and social media practices, such as algorithms, crowdsourcing and augmented reality, are explored in terms of political considerations which tie cultural  ...  , the self and the social actor of traditionnal [sic] social theory is not on its agenda  ... 
doi:10.21827/ejlw.8.35554 fatcat:5d5gfe6j4fchpmby3rdr36bzbq

Behavior Profiling of Email [chapter]

Salvatore J. Stolfo, Shlomo Hershkop, Ke Wang, Olivier Nimeskern, Chia-Wei Hu
2003 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The deployment of behavior-based techniques for intelligence investigation and tracking tasks represents a significant qualitative step in the counter-intelligence "arms race".  ...  Many tools and techniques have been available from the fields of Information Retrieval (IR) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) for analyzing documents of various sorts, including emails.  ...  Many tools and techniques have been available from the fields of IR and NLP for analyzing documents of various sorts, including emails.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-44853-5_6 fatcat:hcjedj7wqjhynfenhv3zbjzfam

The State of AI Ethics Report (June 2020) [article]

Abhishek Gupta
2020 arXiv   pre-print
This pulse-check for the state of discourse, research, and development is geared towards researchers and practitioners alike who are making decisions on behalf of their organizations in considering the  ...  Our staff has worked tirelessly over the past quarter surfacing signal from the noise so that you are equipped with the right tools and knowledge to confidently tread this complex yet consequential domain  ...  arms race of building tools vs increasing capabilities of systems to generate believable fake content.  ... 
arXiv:2006.14662v1 fatcat:q76dnqzh4ja5pofurjmpmyeyey

Detecting Propaganda Techniques in Memes

Dimitar Dimitrov, Bishr Bin Ali, Shaden Shaar, Firoj Alam, Fabrizio Silvestri, Hamed Firooz, Preslav Nakov, Giovanni Da San Martino
2021 Proceedings of the 59th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 11th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (Volume 1: Long Papers)   unpublished
However, it is with the advent of the Internet and the social media that it has started to spread on a much larger scale than before, thus becoming major societal and political issue.  ...  Our analysis of the corpus shows that understanding both modalities together is essential for detecting these techniques.  ...  Acknowledgments This research is part of the Tanbih mega-project, 6 which is developed at the Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU, and aims to limit the impact of "fake news," propaganda, and media  ... 
doi:10.18653/v1/2021.acl-long.516 fatcat:btuofpig4ndgbdkxe7ecuqkps4


(:Unkn) Unknown, University, My, Schuff, David (David Michael)
A meta-analysis of current theory frames the research gap into which the Cyber-Based View fits.  ...  A pattern matching technique was used to compare the empirical patterns of the case studies with the proposed patterns of the research construct, providing strong evidence of model validity.  ...  & Yarochkin, 2017; The Economist, 2017; Spence et al., 2018; , have become the tool of choice for disseminating "fake news" and other false narratives to achieve this high level of social engagement  ... 
doi:10.34944/dspace/3519 fatcat:252rqdz65rc4rjjrqgximkhlpm

Singularities: technoculture, transhumanism, and science fiction in the 21st Century SINGULARITIES: TECHNOCULTURE, TRANSHUMANISM, AND SCIENCE FICTION IN THE 21 ST CENTURY

Joshua Raulerson, Joshua Raulerson, Charles Stross, Cory Doctorow, Neal Stephenson, Bruce Sterling, Rudy Rucker, William Gibson, Joshua Raulerson
2010 unpublished
Ten years into a century thus far characterized chiefly by the catastrophic failure of global economic and political systems, deepening ecological anxieties, and slow-motion social crisis, the only sector  ...  As much as the Singularity thesis implies a total reorganization of society and of the self-which posthumanist cultural studies and cyborg theory have already begun mapping-it also poses a daunting existential  ...  at home throughout the book) and sets out to enumerate a few of the mind-blowing economic paradigm shifts that encryption holds in store for us.  ... 

Seditious Spaces

Nurul Azreen Azlan
The things that we take for granted today, such as democracy and all the rights it implies, are some of the more ironic legacies of colonialism that some societies, such as Malaysia, have had to figure  ...  To do this, rather than going into a long discussion about notions of public sphere and public space, much of which originated from Western traditions, I used postcoloniality as a lens for the topic1.  ...  And yet, here we are. Inflammatory  ... 
doi:10.7480/abe.2018.26.2661 fatcat:6kwsnokzx5e2nlvcd7qnlgtez4

The art of bots: A practice-based study of the multiplicity, entanglements and figuration of sociocomputational assemblages

Matthew Plummer-Fernandez
This thesis develops a conceptual framework for understanding artbots that focuses on and enables questioning around pertinent aspects of the practice.  ...  This form of practice, and the community of practice leading it, was found to be underrepresented and misunderstood. I argue that this artform is original and warrants a more thorough understanding.  ...  race tracks, and carnivals.  ... 
doi:10.25602/gold.00026599 fatcat:vslhu5smkfgqtlwsq7kzmuydnq

"Localisation" and the "Arab Spring": A Critical Discourse Analysis of Translation-Mediated Arabic News Articles on the Unrest in the Arabic-Speaking World (The Case of Robert Fisk and Al Jazeera)

Samir Khidir, Université D'Ottawa / University Of Ottawa, Université D'Ottawa / University Of Ottawa
It explores the influence of social, historical, political, localic, and socio-ideological aspects of news translation via certain media agendas, by applying Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) and qualitative  ...  The localised news items were examined for clues to the localisation techniques, ideologies, and the agenda(s) of Al Jazeera.  ...  The theoretical framework will review how translation theory and translation research approaches evolved until they arrived at the aforenamed paradigm shift manifested in Toury's Norms Theory (Toury 1980  ... 
doi:10.20381/ruor-20926 fatcat:kjqn4re7bbc5hmp4qinrdmufs4